Kids and Babies

Winter Wear Designs 12 Days of Christmas – Kids PJs

Welcome to Winter Wear Designs’ 12 days of Christmas! Can you believe it’s already December? It’s been a long year and a quick one at the same time. Join us for the next 12 days to see all of the inspiration and gift ideas! Check out and support the sponsors too!

On the 1st day of Christmas, WWD gave to me – pj pants for our chickadees! Do you have your Christmas pjs sewn yet? Are you the one who has had them done since September, or are you still sewing up til the last minute? Lol I’m a little bit in between this year. So far, we have only one grandson to sew pjs for which is easily manageable. Lucky for me, this blog tour gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get them done!

The Kids PJ Pants by Winter Wear Designs are free (with a code from the FB group)! Sizes include 18 months – 14. When Abel and his parents visited recently, I got all his measurements. Oh My! Our 3 3/4 year old Able measures a size 6! He’s a tall boy like his daddy! I chose the stretch waistband without elastic and they were quick to sew. The fabric is Doodles from JoAnn’s. I know, I know, there are warnings everywhere from other seamstresses about this fabric. Until now, I’ve never had a problem with it. I washed this one twice, after it got all wavy and wonky, but it’s got to be the thickness of the paint (ink?) that is making it look this way, and there’s no changing it. They still look cute in my opinion, but I will be careful about choosing fabric with this much ink in the future. 🙂

Here is a picture of our sweet grandson. He lives too far away to get pics of him wearing them. He’ll be excited to get a package in the mail though.

The Perfect Panel Tee worked out perfect for a pj top with heat transfer vinyl (htv). Sizes include 1-14 with lots of options for both boys and girls! P.S. It’s on sale for only $3! Hurry though, the sale won’t last more than 24-48 hours! Going by the measurement chart, I printed and sewed size 5 for the shirt, choosing option D with long sleeves (with hacked cuffs measured at 85%). I used the moose design cut file from a previous year because it’s just so cute. You can see it here when I used it on a much smaller size for Abel!

Abel’s favorite color is red so I included it where I could. The grey printed fabric was already bought for his pjs before he told me about his favorite.

Be sure to check out the Winter Wear Designs Fun Facebook page during the 12 Days of Christmas for other activities and giveaways going on! Have fun sewing some pjs!

Thank you for stopping by!

Kids and Babies

Boys in Pajamas with Peek-a-Boo Patterns


Boys in Pajamas: Blog Tour sponsored by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, Hosted by Made for Little Gents

What a fun blog tour hosted by Made for Little Gents, and sponsored by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop! Thank you, thank you, both so much! Unfortunately, my 17 year old son doesn’t fit into Peek-a-Boo patterns but we have a little grandson I can sew pjs for!

Do you love Peek-a-Boo patterns? Are you interested in winning shop credit? Read to the end and enter the giveaway!

I chose Alex and Anna Winter PJs for our grandson. (The pattern was given to me for the blog tour, but all opinions are my own.) It’s the first time I tried a Peek-a-Boo pattern and really enjoyed the experience. The directions are clear and concise. This pj pattern is an easy to sew pattern with no buttons, zippers, or snaps, making it great for beginners, and pretty quick to sew. And…it has a huge range of sizes; I’ll be using it for years to come! It took me longer to decide on fabric than it did to sew them!  All fabric is from my stash and I have no idea where it’s from anymore.

By the way, Peek-a-Boo has pajama patterns in many styles to suit your taste. Some and super cute so it was difficult choosing one. I chose this one because I thought it would be easy to fit.

Abel lives on the other side of this great country of ours, so there are no pictures of him in his new pjs. He measures in size 18 months but I know how quickly babies grow, so made the 2T instead. I wanted to be sure they will still fit when they get to him in the mail.


The deer slippers I’m sewing for Abel to go with his pjs didn’t quite get done. If you come back, you’ll see them in a future blog post. They are looking very cute!

IMG_1133IMG_1130There are plenty of cute boy smiles and expressions on the tour, so click on the links below so you don’t miss out!

We’re all sewing up Peek-a-boo Pattern’s pajamas, and there are sew many to choose from! See some new ideas every day by following along with the tour below:

Fri. Nov. 2
Made for Little Gents (Intro to Tour)
Mon. Nov 5
Our Play Palace
Tues. Nov 6
Made for Little Gents
Wed. Nov 7
Phat Quarters Fabric
Thurs. Nov 8
Family of Makers
Fri. Nov 9
Elli & Nels in Stitches | Sewing Novice
Mon. Nov 12
My Sewing Roots | Momma Newey’s Makes
Tues. Nov 13
Manning the Machine | Custom Made by Laura
Wed. Nov 14
Sewing with D
Thurs. Nov 15
Seams Like Style | Ronda B. Handmade
Fri. Nov 16
Dreams and Stitches | Fils & Draps

Ready for the giveaway to Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop? Here you go! Good luck!
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Kids and Babies

Under the Sea in a Tote


Just look at this picture.A10B9CAB-CFD9-46F2-8576-B4084DD85225 Isn’t it so adorable? I’m always drawn to cute fish and sea creatures in cartoon form, so when I saw this pattern, I had to have it! My goal was to make it as a gift for one of my nieces but I’ve had the pattern so long, that I don’t remember which one. They are mostly teenagers now! But… we have a grandson who will soon be turning one year old. And Ti wants us to try something new. Perfect! I haven’t made felt stuffed toys before, so now is my chance.

Well, that was my original plan…until I started looking up info on poly pellets and other weighted fillers. Ugh! Who knew there were so many controversial things about using these for toys! Also, making these cute little creatures is way more time consuming than I ever thought they would be. Sooooo, baby Abel did not get this toy but I will complete them to stay at our home to play with when we have little guests.

The other thing that messed with my (not so well laid out) plan, is that I got really sick and was out of commission for a week! Whew, glad that’s over! Anyway, I sewed only a fraction of the sea animals and the tote to store them in.

The construction of the tote is a bit lacking in my opinion, but in my hurry, didn’t want to take the time to re-think a better way to sew it. I’m disappointed in how it turned out as it’s not very sturdy and wants to collapse in on itself. The batting the pattern calls for should have been a bag making foam instead. I used KAM snaps for the eyes instead of buttons. It was fun to choose the colors and they are so easy to apply. I even dreamed about KAM snaps one night after working on this project.😜🤣 I used Plastic pellets from Joann’s for weight inside each felt animal. They are a challenge to work with for sure!

Anyway, I won’t be taking up stuffed toy making any time soon! I may finish the rest of the fish and creatures someday so I’ll have a complete set though. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour this month. All of the links are listed below!

Monday, January 1st: Introduction- Sewing by Ti

Sunday, January 7th: Minn’s Things

Sunday, January 14th: Sew Like a Sloth
18th Sewing With D *** You are here. 😀


Sunday January 21st: Flaxfield Sewing

Sunday January 28th: Sew Haute Blog



Kids and Babies

Sewing for a baby

It’s been a long time since my chicklets were little. The youngest is 17 now! Wow, where did the time go? I didn’t have as much available sewing time when they were babies, so they had a very limited amount hand made things. When we got our first grand baby last January, I was so excited to start sewing baby things. IMG_4622Sewing for little ones is so much fun. The pieces are small and lots of projects are pretty quick, like this Newborn gown from Stitched Together.

This quilt wasn’t one of those quick little projects though, haha!


This is Timber! from Rachel Rossi Designs. It was quilted by my friend Sue on her longarm machine. I also made Rachel’s fun and easy Shiplap quilt and took it when we went to visit last summer. (They live on the other side of the US from us). I just love both of these quilts!


This one is made of flannel and so soft! What is even more snuggly is the little blanket and teething toy. No pattern was used for the blanket, and I used Rachel’s tutorial for the teething blanket.



Unfortunately, the package with the teething blankie was stolen before it made it to Virginia.

in the fall, with Abel’s first birthday and Christmas approaching, I started planning more baby things to sew. They were coming to visit after the holidays so I had a little extra time to squeeze in a few things. This little fawn is one of the Wild Things Hot Water Bottle Covers from Twig + Tale. Isn’t he adorable? Be sure to check out the other cute animals. They are great for all ages!


In December, when Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs gave away Christmas htv designs, I fell in love with this moose and just had to put it on something for Abel! Since I had already decided to make some pjs for him, this raglan sweatshirt pattern from Shwin and Shwin was already printed, taped, and waiting on my table. I omitted the hood and used 80% ratio for the neck band. And the Kid’s PJ Pants, also from Winter Wear Designs are one of the many patterns available for free! Now that it’s done, this size 18 months outfit looks more like sweatpants and sweatshirt than pjs, but that’s ok.


P.S. Shwin and Shwin have many free patterns so I sometimes have a difficult time finding what I’m looking for but the Boys boxer briefs are awesome. They only come in one size so I printed at 85% or so to get the right size for my toddler nephew. I wish they were available in all the sizes as I haven’t found another pattern just like it. I made several pair for Christmas in fun little boy prints!



Here is Grandpa (my husband Mike) and Abel trying out his bear towel. The pattern is my own and sold in my  TwoChicklets Etsy shop. Although it looks like this particular one is sold out at the moment, there are many other cute animals to choose from!


This bonnet is another from Twig + Tale. It’s actually the hood from Wild Things Coat. It is super soft fur with flannel lining. The baby moccasins are the Almost a Freebie Baby Moccasins from Dandelions and Dungarees.  They are my first leather shoes!


One last thing. I’ve been wanting to make some Twig + Tale Wild Things Boots for Abel. This pair was soooo hard! I mixed up my Wild Things Boots pattern with the Tie Back Boots and think I ended up with two different sizes.  You can tell by the bunching on the foot. I do not recommend using fleece for these! It’s too thick and shifts when sewing. But I still think they are cute. Happy 1st Birthday Abel!


Now I’m done with baby sewing for a while. Time to move on to other things!